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Preliminaries to a Theory of Cultural Differences


by Michael Cole & Jerome S. Bruner 1972

In this section we will review a body of data and theory which controverts the contention of intellectual deficits between minority group children and their "more advantaged" peers, casts doubt on the conclusion that a deficit exists in minority group children, and even raises doubts as to whether any non-superficial differences exist among different cultural groups.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 71, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 73 Number 6, 1972, p. 161-179
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 19512, Date Accessed: 10/20/2017 7:34:23 PM

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  • Michael Cole
    Rockefeller University
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    MICHAEL COLE is an Associate Professor at the Rockefeller University in New York.
  • Jerome Bruner
    Harvard University
    JEROME S. BRUNER is the director of the Center for Cognitive Studies at Harvard University.
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